Salvatore  "Buddy"  Scotto
  • Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.
    201 Columbia Street
    Brooklyn , NY 11231

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“Thank you, Buddy Scotto, for all that you did for our beloved Carroll Gardens neighborhood. May you rest in peace. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Laura LoPorto Eng - Brooklyn, NY

“I remember the day that I met Buddy in 1994 very clearly. I was working then for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and as part of getting to know the...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle de la Uz - Brooklyn

“My colleagues and I at the United States Environmental Protection Agency had the greatest respect for Buddy, whose dedication to the revitalization...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Walter Mugdan - New York, NY

“Rest in Peace Buddy. I had the pleasure of working with you at Gowanus Canal. You will miss. RIP ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Eva Ballero - Cliffside Park, NJ

“The Mayor of Carroll Gardens , Buddy Scotto brought energy , dedication and tireless hard work and honesty to the people he loved in Carroll Gardens...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Mollo - Deerfield, MA

“Mr. South Brooklyn will be heading home to Brooklyn for his final resting place. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Arthur Paone Paone - Naples, FL

“Buddy's dedication to the clean up of the Gowanus Canal is legendary. His dream of the Canal becoming the "Venice of Brooklyn" is no longer a pipe...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lissa Wolfe - Brooklyn, NY

“Met Buddy when I was hired as Executive Director of AMICO in 1985. He was a founder and Board member of this community-based organization. We had a...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry Chiappetta - BROOKLYN, NY

“The Board of Directors and members of the Gowanus Alliance expressly grieve with the family and our entire community with the passing of one of our...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Basile - Brooklyn, NY

“I worked closely with Buddy when he was on the Board of Long Island College Hospital and I was the head of PR and Development. We became good...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Spellman - Brooklyn, NY

“I met, rather 'encountered,' buddy in 1977 when we were creating the American Italian Coalition of Organizations and hardly left his orbit for...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jerome Krase - Brooklyn, NY


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Salvatore "Buddy" Scotto, 91, passed away, Friday, September 11, 2020.
Buddy was a graduate of St. Francis College, Brooklyn. He faithfully served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was active in the Army Reserves.
Buddy retired as a Captain in the Army. A longtime community activist, he was the founder of the Carroll Gardens Association, which built affordable housing and was a persistent voice for the clean-up of the Gowanus Canal.
He was the second generation, owner and funeral director of the landmark Scott Funeral Home in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Beloved son of the late Pasquale and Rose (Clemente) Scotto.
Survivors include his children, Debra and Mark; grandchildren, Sofia, Sabrina, and Matteo; sister, Theresa "Dolly" Spinelli; son-in-law, Chris; and daughter-in-law, Jazmin.
Flowers will not be accepted. In lieu of sending flowers, kindly make donations to the Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. 201 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, or contact them at 718-243-9301.